Regular Expression Pattern

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A regular expression pattern is a pattern matching expression in a regular formal language (that can be accepted by a finite state machine).



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2009

  • http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/regular_expression#Noun
    • 1. (computing theory) A concise description of a regular formal language with notations for concatenation, alternation, and iteration (repetition) of subexpressions.
    • 2. (computing more generally) Any pattern for text matching or searching, frequently offering more or less functionality than a theoretical regular expression.